I can't say that I am a big fan of Alice Cooper.  Being born in 1976, Cooper was pretty scary to a kid growing up then, so I didn't pay much attention to him.  But I am quite fond of the School's Out song and always think of it this time of year.  School's out for the summer carries extra meaning for me this year.

This was the first year of College for my son Aiven Malanoski.  Not only was he going to school almost five hours away in Vermont but he was doing this in the midst of a pandemic.  Much to my surprise, Aiv crushed it at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon his freshmen year.  I will tell you why I was surprised in a moment.  The first drawback of going to college during COVID-19 times, is that I never saw his dorm room the entire year.  But two pluses regarding this, Aiv did not have a roommate and he was still able to be on campus and learn in-person.

Aiv had a very strong first semester and followed it up with straight A's second semester(one A-).  Let's hit the rewind button and let me tell you, this is a kid that spent much of his high school academic career in the 70's.  So where this came from, I have no idea but to say that I'm extremely proud is an understatement of epic proportions.  Aiven did all this while being a member of the baseball team.  While School's out for this summer, I will be smiling until the fall.   Go Hornets!

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More than 100 historically Black colleges and universities are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, meeting the definition of a school "established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans."

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